I realize I’m a little behind on this whole Oscars best dressed thing, but better late than never right? I wasn’t as impressed with the red carpet as I had hoped to be. There were so many disappointing looks, like Amy Poehler, Jennifer Garner and Kate Winslet. I wasn’t even as fond of Brie Larson’s blue gown. While I did love the color, I didn’t like the ruffles flowing down the skirt. That just killed it for me.
But there were some dresses that didn’t disappoint. I’ve included those looks below along with my favorites from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party as well (so you may see a few people twice.) Enjoy!
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell. I have always admired Lady Gaga’s risk taking when it comes to fashion, but I have really enjoyed her more toned down sense of style lately. No meat dresses here! I really loved that she opted for a jumpsuit and that she supported her friend and new designer Brandon by wearing his look on the red carpet. Love you Gaga!
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. She is the Lupita Nyong’o of the 2016 award season. She can do no wrong! She may always be sporting Louis Vuitton, but the dresses are all so different. This color looked great on her, but she’s so gorgeous that I can’t imagine her ever looking bad.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privè. I’m in love with this woman. First of all she’s stunning. Second of all she has a great fashion sense and can pull off anything and everything. I loved this dress. It was one of my favorites from the night!
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa. Pregnancy looks good on you Chrissy. I loved everything about this look, from the hair to the nails. She is one hot mama!
Naomi Watts in Armani Privè. This dress was such a pretty color and it really popped on the red carpet. I loved the ombrè bodice and the sleek silhouette.
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford. I really love when someone opts for sleeves. While this gown didn’t show as much skin, it was still sexy because of the deep V in the front. With her blonde locks, Margot was a gold goddess!
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein. This dress followed the typical Calvin Klein formula — sleek and simple. But the color and sparkle made it noteworthy. The deep green looked great on Saoirse’s pale skin.
Rooney Mara in Givenchy. This dress looked way better on the TV than it does in this picture. I loved the lacy look of the material and the diamond shaped cutout in the middle. I wasn’t a fan of the severe hair, but the dress made up for it!
Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier. This dress was very simple, but I like the minimal look and Rachel looked stunning in this color. And I’m a sucker for silky materials!
Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney. Damn this girl has gotten fit. Not that she wasn’t before, but she is looking even better now. This dress was a breath of fresh air on the red carpet. The color was so bright and unexpected and I loved the one shoulder detail. So elegant!
Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad. When you’ve got a body this killer, why not show it off! While the dress shows a lot of skin, it still looks classy. Love!
Rachel McAdams in Naeem Khan. She went with another simple shape, but opted for a lighter color and some sparkle. I loved it! I hated the shoes (they just look cheap to me), but I was able to look past them so she made the cut yet again.
Kate Bosworth in Ralph and Russo. This Kate reminds me of the other Cate (Blanchett that is.) She has the rare ability to pull off nearly everything. They kind of look alike too don’t they? I loved the greyish blue color and the large floral details at the neckline. I’m not sure if I could pull this off, but she sure did!
Gwen Stefani in Yanina Couture with Blake Shelton. I was in love with this dress! It was one of my absolute favorites from the Vanity Fair party. I truly admire how Gwen can flawlessly shift from her punky street style to full on glam. Luckily for her the carpet wasn’t red; the dark carpet made her dress absolutely pop.
Emma Roberts in Yanina Couture. I realize this could look like a bunch of large spiders crawling up the dress, but for some reason I really liked this. And Emma’s hair and makeup is just flawless too!
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Another Louis, another win, another favorite. What more can I say? This girl is perfect.
Diane Kruger in Reem Acra. You really need a killer body to pull this gown off. Luckily Diane has one. I loved the color and the fringe. It was such a unique gown!
Brie Larson in Monse. Man I am a sucker for velvet! I loved the color and the neckline of this gown. I would wear this dress in a heartbeat!
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